9 Feb 2009

FUN MONDAY - Waterloo, historical place

Odd Shots and Macro Monday are here

Our host for this week is Pamela at "The Dust will wait"

She asks : Show me in pictures or tell me in words what defines the place where you live.

For me it is really a very easy Fun Monday as I live in Waterloo, Belgium (history here in Wikipedia) "on" the famous battle field of Napoleon and Wellington which is known of course all over the world.

At the very beginning of my blog, I made this collage, just to show where I live. It pretty much resumes everything.


The famous lion and the Panorama wherein the battle is painted in 3 D.

The lion hill with always a lot of tourists around, especially in spring and summer, but also the whole year around.

In June a reconstitution of the battle takes place with soldiers from the Netherlands, Germany, Scotland and England. It's nice to see the scottish soldiers doing their shopping in Waterloo center in their kilts.


The church of Waterloo hasn't changed since it was used as sickbay for the wounded soldiers of the battle in 1815

We have lots of restaurants in historical buildings

and a new capitol

a place for expositions is located in the parc


I had to use old pictures because the whole week it was raining and the weather awful. The picture above shows the main street

and this one is the Wellington museum, which I shot out of my car for obvious reasons.


Pamela said...

I remember that first collage -- it is well wroth reposting.

It has to be the first thing people ask you when you tell them you're from waterloo!!!

The last photo in the group with the raindrops is the one that makes me smile. I do the same thing all the time...

Hootin' Anni said...

We...well, you know....BUD is the guy who is interested in Waterloo and Napoleon B. He'd so love to come to your area...I can just picture him traipsing around all over. He'd had a blast. For me, you and I could go to all the restaurants in your city. Yes indeed!!! Great photos you've shared too.

Mine's posted now if you'd like to come back sometime to visit...[I copied you birthday wish from the previous post and put it in the comments for today.]

Have a wonderful Monday afternoon!

Janis said...

What an interesting place to live, lots of history and culture. I love lion hill, first thing I thought of was, what a great place to excerise with all those steps.

Jan said...

Great post and I loved all the photos. You should get a commission from the tourist board.

Karmyn R said...

I want to come visit there!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful photos!

Melli said...

Yessssssss.... fairly easy to define the spot upon which you reside! I would have a HECK of a time! Our local history is soooooo boring even the family of Lord Calvert is sick of hearing it! LOL!

Jientje said...

I think I must have been there once on a school trip, but I can't remember much of it!
Great post!

Dora said...

Wow! Think my legs will ache after climbing the stairs....;p

Puss-in-Boots said...

I remember when you originally posted those photos, Gattina. But I can understand why you didn't take any new photos...it looks pretty wet.

Hayden said...

the photo of the hill is amazing... such formal symmetry!

Junebug said...

I love your Waterloo. I don't think Napoleon did. Truly a place I would love to visit.

EastCoastLife said...

It would be wonderful to visit you in Waterloo! I would love to see the battlefield. Charge!! er... not to my credit cards. haha...

Jeanette said...

Gday Gattina,, Intresting and very historical town were You live .
I would love to do a tour Of Waterloo and use you as my tour Guide... but I think i will have to do that tour through my computer were my friends live,,,,,